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SEC Declares Open Season On Employee Agreements

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has long been promising an enforcement action over employment agreements that violate Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower rules, but its case against KBR Inc. on Wednesday finally gave that promise teeth and paved a path for the agency to bring more.

  • Police Make Arrest In DLA Piper Atty's Stabbing Death

    Washington, D.C., police said Wednesday they have arrested a 21-year-old woman and charged her with first-degree murder in connection with the February stabbing death of DLA Piper attorney David Messerschmitt.

  • CFTC Accuses Kraft Foods, Mondelez Of Market Manipulation

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday sued Kraft Foods Group Inc. and Mondelez Global LLC, accusing the global food manufacturers of manipulating wheat prices and breaking limits on speculative positions on the grain used in products ranging from Oreos to Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

  • Ex-Bryan Cave Atty Charged With Helping Maxim Mag Scam

    New York federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former transactional attorney at Bryan Cave LLP with helping a client fraudulently obtain more than $8 million in bank financing to acquire Maxim magazine.

  • SEC Wins Fla. Trial Against Rothstein Fund Manager

    A Florida federal jury on Wednesday found investment manager George Levin liable on every count brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for his involvement funneling investor money into Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

  • Sen. Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was indicted Wednesday by a New Jersey federal grand jury on bribery and fraud charges over allegations he had unlawfully assisted a political donor, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.